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Sharks

Investigating the Criminal Heart of the Global City
Narrated by: Conor Woodman
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
4 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Summary

Curious about the modern love affair with criminal personalities, investigative reporter Conor Woodman spent four years exploring the hidden depths of dynamic cities across the globe.

Sharks takes us on a journey through the lawless backstreets of cities as diverse as Mumbai, Bogotá, New Orleans, Barcelona and London. In each he uncovers the people and the scams that keep the global black economy moving.

©2017 Conor Woodman (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"While this book is at turns astonishing and frightening, it is peppered with great wit and the reader will occasionally find it hard to stop themselves from laughing out loud." (Misha Glenny)

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  • Matthew
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 27-06-18

Decent but a bit shallow<br />

I understand he put himself in harms way but it's a very shallow book. Scant on depth and dips, just dips, into separate scams. Would have been better for him to get more examples.

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it put me there next to Conor!!<br />An eye opener!!

Fantastic book and perfect if your thinking of going on holiday as it pre-warns you of the dangers that lie in tourist areas!!

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A travellers handbook

For those people who travel regularly this book is ideal. An in depth look into scams that target tourist specifically and how much money can be stolen or scammed from you. CW is a man who purposely gets into the situations to find out more about them and interview them to get the reasons to why it is done, who organises it and how it’s works. Despite getting guns drawn on him multiple times he shows you how to best avoid these scams which could take your life and what to look out for to avoid them. Great book and had me not wanting to stop listening. Highly recommend for a great listen!

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Interesting investigatve journalism of scams

Looking into various crimes perpetrated apon unsuspecting victims both abroad and closer to home. To be forewarned is to be forearmed